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Fern Hill Hotel

R103 Midmar, Tweedie R103, Midmar, Howick 3255 South Africa
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A family-run hotel and firm favourite in the Midlands for over 20 years. Fern Hill has 26 rooms, a pub, the award-winning Snooty Fox a la carte restaurant, conference facilities, wedding venues and a chapel. We pride ourselves on offering the best service in the Midlands! We also have an internationally recognised (City & Guilds) Hotel School.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Dry cleaning
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
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Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Fireplace
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
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Ashveer wrote a review Feb 2024
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions1 helpful vote
My god was the service excellent, mum rose was so helpful and went the extra mile, she allowed us to use the signal room and provided us with excellent service, the manager on duty was such a gentleman and allowed us to view the Mandela suit he was so accommodating, he honestly was one of the best human beings I have ever met and that includes mum rose, I will recommend this place 50/10
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Nicola Lister wrote a review Oct 2023
Basel, Switzerland5 contributions
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We were given a huge family room (more like a small apartment!) for us and our kids of 11 and 13 - their room had 2 double beds plus another single - we had two well appointed bathrooms. The food at the Snooty Fox Restaurant is EXCELLENT - absolute 5 star experience with brilliant service and wonderful staff - we would have stayed more than 1 night if we could have. It was special for us as I grew up in the area and also had our wedding reception at the hotel 20 years ago. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ross S wrote a review Oct 2022
Howick, South Africa145 contributions50 helpful votes
We have been going to Snooty Fox for many years and went last night to celebrate. As we have often done before , my wife and I ordered steak tartare. It was very disappointing and rather tasteless the toast that accompanied it was not even up to standard. Our daughter ordered trout and whist she said that the sauce was very delicious she could not eat the fish as it was full of bones. We sent it back and it was replaced but there were still many bones. The poor waitress was very embarrassed but her senior did not appear to share her concern. A very disappointing visit . I hope that there was a reason for a drop in standards in the kitchen and that it will not be repeated as we have always enjoyed our meals there in the past.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marina S wrote a review May 2022
Pretoria, South Africa25 contributions4 helpful votes
Don't know how this hotel ever received 4 star grading as it was a huge disappointment. Maintenance is certainly not a priority cleaning also not. The bathroom was sickening and the carpets in the room was dirty! The food, however was great.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Chockstar wrote a review May 2022
Seychelles19 contributions9 helpful votes
The hotel is in a beautiful part of the KZN Midlands, close to Midmar Dam and along the Midlands Meander. The rooms are quaint and those that are being renovated are great, while the others are charming if a bit older. The staff are sensational. Very accommodating, professional and competent. Fully recommend this hotel for an affordable but comfortable stay,
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Avid roadtripper wrote a review Feb 2022
Durban, South Africa2 contributions
Spent a night there with a few other couples and we were extremely disappointed after the great reviews we had seen. Only one bath towel, no dstv remote, shabby bathroom and breakfast definitely nothing to write home about. What a pity.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elonka wrote a review Jan 2022
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Never expected such excellence in service.. The food was out of this world.. The prawn curry.. Diana steak.. Compliments to the chef!! Lovely room..beautifull garden... Highly recommenable... May sure u book yr next stay here
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dhashni wrote a review Dec 2021
Cape Town, South Africa28 contributions9 helpful votes
Spent a night here while attending a wedding in the area and was disappointed by this hotel. The images and description on the website paints a far prettier picture than what we found. The hotel is dated and in need of an upgrade. We booked the luxury room, which sadly is located in a block reminiscent of dormitories and was basic. Comfortable enough for a short stay. Breakfast is basic and service was terribly slow. However staff were super friendly and obliging! It’s ok for a short stay. But I won’t recommend as a place to go to for a vacation or longer stay. The gardens are beautiful.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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winnie v wrote a review Nov 2021
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The venue and rooms do have character but the hotel grounds are not looked after and maintenance is needed. The veranda of our room was really dirty and the view from the window was not nice. On the Friday evening there were 2 parties where a group of people slept in rooms close to us and were talking loudly and making a noise at 11pm. Our breakfast in the morning was poor and we decided to have coffe and a muffin. The only Excellent feedback was the food at the snooty fox restaurant. It was excellent and so delicious. If this hotel took some pride in keeping the hotel looking fresh and clean it would be a winner.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: My mattress in room 6 was very hard.
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Colin M wrote a review Oct 2021
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Thanks for accommodating us on our Cycle Tour - putting up with a party of 22 tired cyclist is not easy. The rooms were outstanding, dinner and breakfast sumptuous. Your welcome was warm and efficient . Will certainly use you again
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fern Hill Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Fern Hill Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nelson Mandela Capture Site (2.7 km), Piggly Wiggly (6.0 km), and Howick Falls (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fern Hill Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Fern Hill Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Fern Hill Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Fern Hill Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fern Hill Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tumble Downs, The Snooty Fox, and Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fern Hill Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fern Hill Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Fern Hill Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Fern Hill Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.